posted on June 17, 2016 by Melia Alexander

Shoeaholic 101

by Melia Alexander

DrivenToTemptation_500Let’s face it. Life’s too short to wear a pair of less-than-perfect shoes for an outfit. And not everyone’s a shoe shopping pro, so for the shoeaholic wannabe, here are my top three pieces of advice.

1)      Fortify yourself. Like preparing for a strenuous workout, make sure your body’s well fed. There are few things worse than being in the middle of shoe hunting than having your stomach complain. Frankly, it’s quite annoying! Bring a power bar or some trail mix with you. I promise it’s easier than eating out of a Chinese takeout box from the mall’s food court while the shoe sales guy is slipping on a cute pair of sandals on your feet. Ask me how I know…

2)      Fashion matters. Truly. While I’m all for comfort, if the shoe doesn’t quite go with the outfit, you’ve kinda lost something in the fashion translation. But that doesn’t necessarily mean stay with the tried and true – go ahead and get creative! Pair Converse sneakers with a sundress, or military boots with a sheath dress and denim jacket. You can come up with some super-cute outfits when you start to think outside of the fashion box!

3)      If you’ve got a choice between two pairs of shoes, grab them both! Otherwise you’ll end up dreaming of the one you’d left behind. It’ll call out to you at the most inopportune times, like when you’re wearing the pair you did take home. Happened to me once. I learned that lesson well…

What about you? Are you a Shoeaholic? What advice would you give a newbie?

Driven to Temptation
by Melia Alexander
Release date: 6/13/16

Aidan Ross might be an engineering genius, but people skills? Not this soldier’s forte. Thankfully, a trusted friend is accompanying him to a make-or-break tradeshow…but then a bubbly redhead hops into his truck, claiming to be his new road trip buddy. She’s a gorgeous distraction he can’t afford. Or ignore.

Delaney Harper comes from a family of engineers—male engineers. With several impressive projects under her belt, she’s on a mission to prove she can hang with the big boys, too. But cracking the sexy, closed-off CEO is tougher than she expects…and hotter than she could have imagined.

With the tempting woman disrupting his carefully planned schedule, Aidan can’t focus on the road, much less their upcoming presentation. The future of his company is riding on this trip, and if they’re to land a huge account, he has to keep his head—and his heart—in the game…

Melia Alexander

Melia Alexander

Melia Alexander is the author of sassy, sexy, fun contemporary romances, but is also fortunate to spend her week days at The Male Observation Lab (a.k.a. her job at a construction company) where she gets to observe guys in their natural habitat. Though they often behave like typical alpha males, she's often seen through their personas to the heart of who they really are - the heroes of their own stories. A native of Guam, Melia traded in warm, tropical breezes for the rainy Pacific Northwest. She's an avid reader who also loves romantic comedies - preferably with a glass of Cab Sauv and a box of dark chocolates nearby. In her free time, she's busy conquering her CrossFit fears: ring dips, power cleans, and the dreaded 800 meter run.

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